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Former banking lobby chief Jones joins shared branches start-up OneBanks

Former banking lobby chief Jones joins shared branches start-up OneBanks

Business
The former boss of Britain’s most influential financial lobbying group is throwing his weight behind the trial of a service that it wants to become a national solution to the disappearance of thousands of bank branches across Britain.Sky News has learnt that Stephen Jones, who ran UK Finance until last year, has joined OneBanks as its vice-chairman. The start-up, which is piloting a shared branch kiosk in a Co-op store Denny, near Falkirk, Scotland, plans to raise millions of pounds in a Series-A fundraising during the summer, according to insiders.It has already secured capital from backers including Rupert Pennant-Rea, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, and Baroness Bottomley, the former Conservative cabinet minister.OneBanks has been set up to provide an answer to one of the...
TikTok tries to remove widely shared suicide clip

TikTok tries to remove widely shared suicide clip

Technology
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Coronavirus: Local testing data to be shared with councils

Coronavirus: Local testing data to be shared with councils

Health
Local authorities are to be given access to postcode-level data about the number of people testing positive for coronavirus in their areas after it was agreed with the Department of Health. It comes after Leicester became the first city to have a local lockdown imposed following a rise in cases.Labour leader Keir Starmer said there had been a "lost week" due to city officials not having full testing data.The prime minister said the figures had been shared with all local authorities.But, at Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons, Sir Keir said officials in Leicester had only received full figures on Thursday. Until now local authorities have not routinely had full access to the data on people who are tested for the virus in the community.But the agreeme...
Fake video shared by Trump gets first ever ‘manipulated’ tag on Twitter

Fake video shared by Trump gets first ever ‘manipulated’ tag on Twitter

Technology
A clip posted by a White House communications chief - and shared by Donald Trump - is the first ever to be flagged as "manipulated media" by Twitter.Dan Scavino, the White House's social media director, tweeted the clip of Joe Biden late on Saturday night. It appeared to show the Democrat front runner Joe Biden saying voters "can only re-elect" Republican president Donald Trump.In the clip, Mr Biden says: "Excuse me. We can only re-elect Donald Trump." Image: President Donald Trump retweeted the edited clip. Pic: Twitter However, the clip had been edited to remove some of the context of his speech in Missouri. Mr Biden actually said: "Excuse me. We can only re-elect Donald Trump if in fact we get engaged in this circular firing squad ...
Official: Trump shared goal of denuclearizing Korea in letter to Moon

Official: Trump shared goal of denuclearizing Korea in letter to Moon

World
Bangkok, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his commitment to the "shared goal" with South Korean President Moon Jae-in of denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula, Moon's office said Tuesday. Trump delivered the message in his personal letter to Moon extending his condolences over the death of his mother last week, according to Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Ko Min-jung. It was conveyed by the U.S. National Security Adviser, Robert O'Brien, during his meeting with Moon in Bangkok a day earlier. Trump was quoted as saying he hopes to keep moving toward the shared aim of making Korea free of nuclear weapons and achieving peace. He pointed out that South Korea and the United States are continuing efforts for the day when separated families living on the other ...